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Underactive Thyroid And Thin Blood
Most cases of hypothyroidism are picked up by routine blood testing, in which thyroid hormones
(t3 (liothyronine) and t4) start dropping, and thryroid stimulating hormone (TSH) start rising from a little gland in the head (the pituitary or master gland). Glands function on a feedback mechanism. If you have symptoms (lethargy, wt gain, dry skin/hair, constipation + 50 others), the DX is late. ...Read more
I suspect I have early menopausal or underactive thyroid symptoms, could it be detected from blood tests?
No: Simple tests ordered by your doctor should answer your questions. ...Read more
Can someone tell me if it is possible for your blood tests to show hypothyroidism even if you don't have an underactive thyroid?
That's how we tell: Screen with Thyroid Stimulating Hormone (TSH) and follow up testing with T4 and T3 (liothyronine) levels. There are 2 main differrent types of Hypothyroidism, with the most common being underactive thyroid whicvh would cause the T4 and T3 (liothyronine) levels to be low and the TSH to be high. Stress can also cause the TSH to be altered, but the T3 (liothyronine) and T4 would be normal. That is when we check Reverse T3 (liothyronine). Symptoms important too ...Read more
31 male. Last two blood tests (1month & 1yr) both showed underactive thyroid doc says this won't require meds until im older. Is this correct?
Sub clinical: If your TSH is a little high but your freet4 is in normal range you may have sub clinical hypothyroidism. We don't generally treat until a person develops overt hypothyroidism unless the person has another condition that would be improved by treating sub clinical hypothyroidism. ...Read more
Male 58yrs. Blood test 12 months ago showed underactive thyroid. Been taking Kelp (675mcg per day) have developed a facial/neck rash. Kelp induced?
Kelp doesn't help: Hi. Kelp doesn't help any form of hypothyroidism except iodine deficiency; iodine deficiency is non-existent in the modern world. So you're doing nothing to help your hypothyroidism by taking kelp. Assuming the diagnosis of hypothyroidism is correct, stop the kelp and thane the thyroid hormone your doctor would have prescribed based on the labs showing hypothyroidism. Good luck! ...Read more
Diagnosed 8 years ago with underactive thyroid recently had blood test take 100mcg. But always feel unwell and tired hair falling out why?
I'm sure that your: Tsh level is closely monitored and medicine dose adjusted by your dr. Sometimes the dr makes the adjustment of the meds not only based on the TSH but also on your symptoms. Perhaps, there are other autoimmune and psychological issues- anxiety, depression, insomnia etc- that contribute to your problem. Discuss these in detail with your pcp. Take care! ...Read more
I had a blood test to test my thyroid levels and my gp told me it was 14 and that the norm is anywhere between 10-20. My mum has underactive thyroid and I am worried that I have the same. I am very tired all of the time as well as short tempered with it,
Low Thyroid?: 37 F from England has fatigue and short tempered. Notes mother has low thyroid but patients own thyroid tests are normal. If your Dr. Agrees that your thyroid tests are normal then you need to find other causes for your fatigue and short temp. Talk about it with your team. ...Read more
I’m 25 healthy/in-shape yet blood pressure is always high (systolic 140-143). I do have a mild underactive thyroid (TSH 5.3). Could they be related?
Whether the two issues are related on not, both warrant being treated. Start with you primary care provider and if need be get consultations with endocrinologist and cardiologist.
Wish you good health! - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more
Body temperature 36.3 I'm feeling cold it'd 18 degrees c outside. Is this underactive thyroid? Had thyroid test 3 months ago. Results negative
Hypothyroid: If thyroid tests are normal, your intolerance to cold is not related to an thyroid disorder. ...Read more
Many: Some common symptoms are: fatigue, sensitive to cold, dry skin, constipation, hoarse voice, weight gain, high cholesterol, muscle ache/weakness, joint pain, heavy periods, brittle nails/hair, depression. Many other conditions can share these symptoms so if you suspect it, get a thyroid blood test. ...Read more
Tests and Symptoms: Symptoms of low thyroid function are commonly fatigue, weight gain, heavy periods (females), dry skin, hair thinning and loss, depression and constipation. Tsh, free T3 (liothyronine) and free T4 (if TSH is borderline) as well as some other older tests like morning baseline temperature and tendon reflex testing can all detect low thyroid function. ...Read more
Hypothyroidism: You will begin to feel terrible. Cold, fatigued, constipated, foggy-headed, cholesterol goes up. Not pleasant. ...Read more
Too little hormone: The thyroid makes thyroid hormone, the main one is t4, which is converted in other tissues to t3 (liothyronine). An underactive thyroid makes too little thyroid hormone. You feel sluggish, bloated, constipated, cold. It is treated by taking replacement hormone levothyroxine. The thyroid also makes calcitonin, which is involved in calcium metabolism, but it is a weak hormone in humans and not replaced. ...Read more
Yes: Depression can be a symptom of depression, but usually hypothyroidism manifests with other symptoms at the same time. Depresion can also occur independently of thyroid dysfunction. It you wonder if your symptoms are related to hypothyroidism, ask your doctor to check TSH and free thyroxine levels in the blood. ...Read more
Yes they are d same.: Take care! Http://www. Medicinenet. Com/script/main/mobileart. Asp? Articlekey=914. ...Read more
Conjugation: There is also evidence that hypothyroidism may directly affect the liver structure or function. Hypothyroidism has been associated in a few case reports with cholestatic jaundice attributed to reduced bilirubin and bile excretion. Recent studies have shown that the hepatic abnormalities associated with hypothyroidism can be reversible with thyroxine replacement with no residual damage. ...Read more
No: Not likely.Get a more detailed answer ›
No routine: There probably isn't a routine age at which it is recommended that all people be tested for an underactive thyroid. However, older people can have an underactive thyroid with unusual symptoms or, essentially no symptoms at all. So many doctors will fairly routinely test their patients' thyroid functions when they are 65 or so. ...Read more
No it will not but:
Smoking weed will not effect a person with underactive thyroid. But smoking weed can be harmful if smoked in excess and can be habit forming
discus with your doctor. ...Read more
Hypothyroidism (Adult) (Definition)
Hypothyroidism is a condition where the thyroid gland does not secrete enough of the thyroid hormones. Symptoms include cold intolerance, constipation, and fatigue. ...Read more
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